Widower Sam Black isn't looking for love. It doesn't matter how gorgeous or funny or tempting his neighbor is. Tess is not his priority. His son is. But he and Oscar have been burned before. When Oscar's nanny quits unexpectedly, he'll need a babysitter over Christmas break. Will the recently unemployed Tess be the perfect solution? Fulfilling her dream of becoming a vet technician requires money, and Tess can't turn down the sexy single dad next door when he asks her to babysit. Turns out, spending extra time with Sam is better than double overtime. As she and Sam grow closer, Tess imagines a life with him and Oscar. But Sam's been hurt before, and he's made it clear he isn't looking for anything serious. Can Tess's love, Oscar's infatuation, and the magic of Christmas change Sam's mind? Or will Sam's emotional scars keep him from accepting that Tess is the missing piece to his little family? Please note this novella contains steamy and explicit scenes that may not be your cup of tea.